Thursday, June 3, 2010

Before & After: Nursery for Triplets

I can't tell you how many women I know that are either pregnant or just had a baby - it's kind of crazy - and a few of them have asked me for nursery design advice.  I don't have any children of my own, but someday I will and I'd love to design a nursery like this one, which was created for a set of triplets.  Here's part of the press release explaining the project: Marsh & Clark Design transforms a third-floor attic bedroom into a tranquil nursery for triplets at the 2010 San Francisco Decorator Showcase...the award-winning interior design firm brings its signature sustainable elegance and careful attention to detail to create a modern nursery for a modern family...Color, scale and subtle repetition of form conspire to create a cozy cocoon for relaxing and bonding with babies. “A baby's room ought to be the happiest place in the house – doubly (triply so) when it’s a room for triplets,” said Chiya Ewald, Marsh & Clark. “We wanted to go beyond the deluge of duckies and primary colors to create a beautiful and innovative room that that appeals to modern parents’ aesthetics and sensibilities.”  I love their design approach and agree that much thought and consideration should go into the overall feel of a baby's room, in addition to making it look amazing. What do you think? Have you designed a nursery for your baby or someone else's?

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ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF MULLENS PUBLIC RELATIONS

A few more tidbits on the design of this space:
  • A trio of custom chandeliers float above the cribs, washing the powder-blue room in a warm glow, doubling as sophisticated mobiles.
  • While the room may be large by any standard, three’s a crowd so space-saving is tantamount. Multi-use elements throughout the room make good on this objective. Changing tables do double duty as wall mirrors, reflecting space and light. Hidden benches in the dormers provide additional storage. Lit from within, the perforated constellation design on the front of each bench panel turns these ingenious perches into seriously-sophisticated nightlights.
  • Additional design elements include Thomas Pedersen’s sculptural, eye-catching Stringray rocking chair, 100% wool, un-dyed carpet and non-voc paint, to leave the room free of any off-gassing fumes.

22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. Triplets sounds crazy, but that space is crazy perfect. Love it. The mirror/changing table- genius.

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  2. wow this is so so so pretty! I love how clean and pretty it is!

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  3. Just amazing how cool is the space and the triplets!!

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  4. Wow this room is amazing! Who knew a room for triplets could be so chic! Love how they used the space!

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  5. first, holy cow on having triplets ;) then holy cow on the design of that room! i love how light they made the space feel. soft, young, but sophisticated, not cutesy at all. what a great job!

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  6. now that's a chic nursery! love the chandeliers!

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  7. I think it's awesome. I love that there's a rug under each crib and that they can grow into this room. I hate having to redo entire bedrooms when my child grows up. In this case they could change little things and it wouldn't be so labor intensive!
    Lila Ferraro
    Queen Bedroom Sets

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  8. Oh WoW...just gorgeous...beautifully set out...x

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  9. OMG this is sooo fabulous!! I cant even believe how chic it is and for triplets! amazing!!

    www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE IT!!! And just the inspiration I needed seeing as I have just started thinking about what to create for my little one due late Nov!

    Do any of you lovely ladies know what brand the cots and change table console are?

    Thanks!

    S x

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  11. God knows who to give triplets to, and it wasn't ME! Great room for a lucky set of trips. Absolutely love the wallpaper and the effect it has on the room. Great post!

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  12. wow, that is a beautiful space, but i'm a little terrified of it! i feel like there needs to be some more lush fabrics on the windows to dim the echoes of cries. haha :)

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  13. This is beautiful! It's very serene but I agree with nyc lu that there needs to be some more lush fabrics here..even some stuffed animals would be nice to 'babify' it a little....

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  14. That's such a fresh and different look for a nursery! I love it!

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  15. Ummmm yeah that's pretty amazing! I don't have kiddos yet either, BUT I can't wait to be a mom one day and decorate baby rooms:-)

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  16. So pretty. love all colors ;)))

    xoxo,
    raru

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  17. Love, love, love, LOVE this! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Oh wow! This nursery is QUITE fabulous...the chandeliers are just amazing. I love that they move away from the typical cotton candy pink, yellow, or baby blue.

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  19. Triplets.. wonderful! I love the pics...

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  20. Such a pretty and understated nursery. Truly calming, sophisticated and modern.

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  21. oh to have had a nursery this big, bright and beautiful when my triplets were babies! this is just lovely!

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  22. Umm, ok. I just have to say it. Beautiful room that is completely inappropriate for a baby - especially three of them! Who in their right mind would put a glass table and that tipsy light in a baby's room! Sorry. A+ for beauty, F for safety and functionality. An no amount of reply comments will change my mind.

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